New Year’s Eve is coming up soon and if you want to throw a party, it’s nice to have some fun and festive drink recipes in your mixologist’s arsenal. Drinks for this time of year are usually full of warm flavors and aromatic spices, things which make you feel cozy and at home in the chilly weather. These drinks don’t have to be made with alcohol for those of you who would rather not partake – they are all excellent virgin cocktails/ mocktails as well!
With these easy recipes you’ll be able to host a great party or get-together without stressing over intense cocktail recipes. Keep things simple and enjoy ringing in the new year!
Spiced Cider Lemonade Cocktail from A Beautiful Mess
1 part lemonade
1 part apple cider
1.5 ounces whiskey
A pinch of cinnamon
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and serve. The ladies from A Beautiful Mess also garnish the drink with cinnamon sticks and orange slices for an excellent visual effect!
Champagne and Sorbet cocktails from Paper and Stitch
1-2 scoops raspberry or blood orange sorbet
Champagne (or substitute with sparkling juice)
Scoop sorbet into glasses (try making her countdown glasses!) and pour champagne or sparkling juice over top for a frothy and fruity cocktail. Simple and sweet.
Moscow Mule Mocktail from the Merrythought
½ cup ginger beer
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 tbsp club soda
Mix these ingredients in a copper mug about ¾ of the way full with crushed ice. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge. If you want to make a traditional cocktail version of this, replace some of the club soda with vodka. Enjoy!